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Title: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Pete on October 15, 2012, 10:35:29 AM
Hi everyone,

I really wanted to share this with you. I'm a designer in London (and massive Beatles fan) and I have spent the last six months recreating the Victorian circus poster that inspired Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! I used the methods that were used to create the original in 1843, so the poster is letterpress printed - by hand - and the illustrations were recommissioned from a well-known British wood-engraver.

You can see the result of my work here:

http://kiteprint.com (http://kiteprint.com)

I hope you like it!

Best,
Pete

(no pun intended)


P.S. I checked with Dmitry before posting this and it has his blessing.

Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Bobber on October 15, 2012, 08:05:43 PM
That looks great, Pete. A fine job. It's a bit expensive for my current wallet tho.
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Normandie on October 15, 2012, 10:50:06 PM

That's really nice, Pete! Thank you for sharing. It's a bit steep for me right now, too, but I hope you have brisk sales.   :)
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Pete on October 16, 2012, 10:37:10 AM
Thanks Bobber / Normandie. It's important to me that real Beatles fan approve of what I've done.
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: nimrod on October 16, 2012, 12:51:09 PM
very good, in fact excellent mate ;)
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Pete on October 16, 2012, 07:42:59 PM
Thank you Nimrod.

Sorry - my post earlier should have said "fans"! Obviously I would like more than one person to approve of it...
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 20, 2012, 10:37:17 AM
Best,
Pete

(no pun intended)
Ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Loved the recreation! Absoloutely great work! Well done :)
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: Pete on October 25, 2012, 12:44:24 PM
Ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Loved the recreation! Absoloutely great work! Well done :)

Thank you! Sorry - I couldn't resist the Pete Best gag...
Title: Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
Post by: In My Life on October 27, 2012, 05:12:34 AM
I hope you like it!

I love it! I've always wanted a high quality reproduction of this (or the original LOL) and I'd buy it in a heartbeat if I could right now.